What is a Graduate Project Manager?

A Project Manager within the construction industry is a professional who is concerned with ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget and on brief.

What does a Graduate Project Manager do?

As you gain more knowledge and experience throughout the graduate scheme, you'll be given more responsibility. When you're beginning your career as a Graduate Project Manager, you'll be required to assist with the following tasks:

  • Coordinating the design team

  • Procuring and appointing contractors

  • Updating project details

  • Updating financial details

  • Developing project execution plans

What qualifications and skills are required to become a Graduate Project Manager?

To help secure a place on a Project Management graduate scheme, employers often require candidates to hold an APM or RICS accredited degree in a related subject, such as a BSc in Project Management, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying.

Candidates should also be:

  • Competent with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Earned Value and reporting tools

  • Able to work within a team

  • Able to pay attention to detail

  • Excellent at time management

  • Able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • A strong problem solver

  • Highly motivated

What is a Graduate Scheme?

If you’re looking to find out more about graduate schemes within the UK construction industry then you’ve come to the right place. We have put together information on everything you need to know about graduate schemes within the construction and infrastructure.

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